Sustainable lasts longest

Jaap DellemanDutch potato growers want more sustainability in their farm management. The Skylark project has shown them that potato cultivation flourishes best if a cropping plan includes cereals.

Jaap DellemanDutch potato growers want more sustainability in their farm management. The Skylark project has shown them that potato cultivation flourishes best if a cropping plan includes cereals. This proves the time-honoured farmer wisdom for using ample crop rotation. Trials have even shown that yields are higher when more cereals are grown. As cereal prices are picking up, this offers fresh perspectives for the future, which also benefits the farmer in the longer term. If growers would wholeheartedly embrace GPS, yields may increase even more.